“The Waltons’ Homecoming” is a reboot of the iconic series that aired in 1971 and aired on The CW
There have been many iconic television series over the years, but few have managed to make an impact on people’s minds. One such show that became a phenomenon in the 1970s was none other than The Waltons. The show revolved around a family living in Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II when they discussed topics such as faith and family.
The show won numerous awards during its runtime and became one of the greatest TV shows of all time. If you’re one of those who didn’t see the show then don’t worry, The Walton Family is coming back to grace our screens. The CW will be releasing a television movie called “The Waltons’ Homecoming”. The series rotates again in the Depression-era of 1933 and is told through the eyes of John Boy (Logan Shroyer), the 17-year-old eldest child of John (Ben Lawson) and Olivia Walton (Bellamy Young).
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When will ‘The Waltons’ Homecoming be released and where can it be seen?
The family drama premieres exclusively on The CW on Sunday November 28th. According to the network, the movie will air at 8 p.m. EST. Viewers can download the CW app from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. Aside from that, The CW is also available on devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Vizio Smart TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirPlay, Apple TV, and Xbox One.
“Set in the Depression era of 1933, the film is told through the eyes of John Boy (Shroyer), 17-year-old eldest child of John (Lawson) and Olivia Walton (Young). His mother expects John Boy to help raise his sisters and brothers and his father expects him to follow in his footsteps to support the family, but secretly John Boy wants to become a writer. 1933 times are tough enough, but to make matters worse, it looks like it will be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr., racing to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatened his arrival on Christmas Eve and John Sr. was nowhere to be found, Olivia sent John Boy out into the night to find his daddy – a journey that would change John Boy’s life forever. “
Veteran actor Richard Thomas, who played John Boy in the original series, will be the narrator this time around, and Logan Shroyer will portray the character of John Boy in the TV movie. Meanwhile, Ben Lawson will play the role of John Walton Sr.
Richard Thomas, born in 1951, is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors and has achieved numerous outstanding performances in a career spanning more than six decades. He made his debut in 1959 and made his feature film debut with “Winning” (1969). Thomas became internationally known for his portrayal of John “John-Boy” Walton Jr. in the 1970s “The Waltons”. Thomas won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1973.
Since then he has been part of projects such as ‘Fifth of July’, ‘Final Jeopardy’, ‘A Walton Wedding’, ‘The Americans’, ‘Billions’ and ‘Tell Me Your Secrets’.
Who is in the drama of The CW?
The rest of the cast includes Marcelle LeBlanc as Mary Ellen Walton, Adam Boyer as Charlie Sneed, Charles Green as Ike Godsey, and Christian Finlayson as Jason Walton.
The film is directed by Lev L. Spiro while it is written by Earl Hammer Jr. and Jim Strain. On the flip side, well-known personalities like Sam Haskell, Hudson Hickman, Bobby Kelly and Jim Strain serve as executive producers.
You can watch the trailer.